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Social Work in a Corporate Era: Practices of Power and Resistance

Social Work in a Corporate Era: Practices of Power and Resistance

1st Edition

Linda Davies, Peter Leonard
June 10, 2019

A striking new feature of the welfare systems in many Western countries is the extent to which market relations have permeated social services. Conceptions of 'risk management' now dominate the way parents and children are responded to, while new technologies aim to 'measure' their relationship...

Towards Glocal Social Work in the Era of Compressed Modernity

Towards Glocal Social Work in the Era of Compressed Modernity

1st Edition

Timo Harrikari, Pirkko-Liisa Rauhala
August 14, 2018

This book addresses the change of social work in the frame of modernisation. Through Mary Richmond’s classical idea of social work, the book seeks to set current societal trends affecting social work into the context of a long historical line, opening spaces for the new debates within the social...

Working with Ethnic Minorities and Across Cultures in Western Child Protection Systems

Working with Ethnic Minorities and Across Cultures in Western Child Protection Systems

1st Edition

Pooja Sawrikar
December 08, 2016

Multiculturalism in Western countries continues to grow, but responsiveness to it with culturally sensitive research, policy and practice has been slower to develop. This lag could be accused of enabling institutional racism – that is, culturally insensitive practices and policies can cause or...

Practice and Research

Practice and Research

1st Edition

Ian F. Shaw
November 17, 2016

Practice and Research is an overview of Professor Ian Shaw's analysis of the complexity and challenges of the practice/research relationship in social work - a theme that has been the focus of much of his writing over his career. Introduced with a new essay that reflects on the 'serendipity,...

Beyond Racial Divides: Ethnicities in Social Work Practice

Beyond Racial Divides: Ethnicities in Social Work Practice

1st Edition

Lena Dominelli, Walter Lorenz, Haluk Soydan
October 19, 2016

Written by leading authorities in the field, this challenging book addresses complex issues of ethnicity and racial discrimination in ways that encourage further debate and analysis. Its main theme is that social work has been and remains, deeply implicated in racist policies and practices that...

Decolonizing Social Work

Decolonizing Social Work

1st Edition

John Coates, Tiani Hetherington, Mel Gray
September 09, 2016

Riding on the success of Indigenous Social Work Around the World, this book provides case studies to further scholarship on decolonization, a major analytical and activist paradigm among many of the world’s Indigenous Peoples, including educators, tribal leaders, activists, scholars, politicians,...

Reflecting on Social Work - Discipline and Profession

Reflecting on Social Work - Discipline and Profession

1st Edition

Karen Lyons, Robin Lovelock
August 26, 2016

Social work has always been a contested activity and its status as an academic discipline remains uncertain. There is currently renewed interest in the theoretical and research dimensions of social work, at a time when significant changes in the broad social, political and economic context in which...

Intercountry Adoption: Policies, Practices, and Outcomes

Intercountry Adoption: Policies, Practices, and Outcomes

1st Edition

Karen Smith Rotabi, Judith L. Gibbons
September 15, 2015

Intercountry adoption represents a significant component of international migration; in recent years, up to 45,000 children have crossed borders annually as part of the intercountry adoption boom. Proponents have touted intercountry adoption as a natural intervention for promoting child welfare....

Indigenous Social Work around the World: Towards Culturally Relevant Education and Practice

Indigenous Social Work around the World: Towards Culturally Relevant Education and Practice

1st Edition

John Coates, Mel Gray
May 28, 2010

How can mainstream Western social work learn from and in turn help advance indigenous practice? This volume brings together prominent international scholars involved in both Western and indigenous social work across the globe - including James Midgley, Linda Briskman, Alean Al-Krenawi and John R....

Broadening Horizons: International Exchanges in Social Work

Broadening Horizons: International Exchanges in Social Work

1st Edition

Wanda Thomas Bernard, Lena Dominelli
September 19, 2003

While the remit of social work professionals is, in general, locality-based, social work has a long tradition of concern about international issues. Broadening Horizons provides an engaging and original contribution to the debate on how to tackle social work problems on a global scale. Filling...

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